Golden rice is a variety of rice Oryza sativa produced through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene , a precursor of vitamin A , in the edible parts of rice. Golden rice differs from its parental strain by the addition of three beta-carotene biosynthesis genes. The parental strain can naturally produce beta-carotene in its leaves, where it is involved in photosynthesis. However, the plant does not normally produce the pigment in the endosperm, where photosynthesis does not occur.
The Philippines has rated 'Golden Rice' safe, but farmers might not plant it
Some of you have opted to give a regular donation. This is greatly appreciated as it helps place us on a more stable financial basis. Thank you for your support! AT LONG LAST, the serious breaches of medical and scientific ethics of the GM golden rice trials on Chinese children appear to have been recognised — in this case, by the journal that published the research paper reporting the experiments. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is reportedly retracting the paper. The main concerns appear to be lack of informed consent on the part of the human subjects — neither the children nor their parents were told the rice was GM, nor were they informed of the possible risks. While the blame for the fiasco is being placed on the lead researcher, Guangwen Tang of Tufts University, a large part of the responsibility should lie with the Tufts University ethics board that was supposed to be supervising the trial.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Ddeok is Korean traditional rice cakes. Rice cakes have naturally woven themselves into many important Korean traditions and customs. It is known as the food of the gods.
Alexander J. Stein , an agricultural economist with the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, DC, who did his PhD on the potential impact and cost-effectiveness of Golden Rice has been actively involved in today's Twitter debate and sent in this late addition. A lot of the discussion about Golden Rice — which is directly conflated with the commercial development and cultivation of GM crops in western countries — boils down to money: How much profit do private corporations derive from GMOs? What kind of ownership rights do companies get over agricultural crops?